Carol Platt Liebau: Laying a Lady to Rest

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Laying a Lady to Rest

Former First Lady Lady Bird Johnson was remembered today. I've always had a soft spot for this particular first lady, because it seemed to me that she handled some terribly difficult situations -- from watching her husband suffering as President to aspects of her marriage to him -- with remarkable grace and stoicism.

She was obviously greatly loved by her family, and from my brief contacts with her daughter Lynda Robb and granddaughter Lucinda (who was in my college French class), it seemed clear that she had managed to transmit to her descendants the importance of dealing with others with class and kindness.

Mrs. Johnson obviously loved her country, and worked hard on its behalf.

May she rest in peace.


Blogger stackja1945 said...

Lady Bird like most first ladies she stayed in the background and supported the President. Old fashioned but wonderful.

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